About us

CSS is a non-profit guild of quilters dedicated to perpetuating the art of quilting.
Our purposes are:
*To encourage members to share skills within the group
* To provide educational workshops
* To enjoy fellowship with other quilters, and
* To share our knowledge with the local community

CSS held its first official meeting in January 1984 with 13 attendees. Today, we have close to 80 members, about half of whom live in Benicia and others that live in outlying communities.


Guests are Always Welcome!
Contact us at: info@cssquilter.org if you’d like an invitation to join our meeting as a guest.

Our Business Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of every month. 7pm
Social/Visiting time from 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Agenda items may include:

Guild Business: Board and Committee Reports (Program, Outreach, Membership, Treasurer)
Show-n-Tell: Guild members are encouraged to share the projects they’ve made – quilts, wearables, totes, bags, etc. Photos are taken and published in the Gallery section of the website
Door Prizes: All members and visitors are eligible at each meeting

Our Activity Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month. 6:30pm. Activities vary but may include speakers, trunk shows, workshops taught by members or open sew on Outreach projects or other Guild projects. Current activities can be found on the Program page.

Sit-n-Sew gatherings are held every Saturday. 10:30am. Casual, come when you can, leave when you must.  Bring your projects, questions, or just visit!

Community Outreach meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month. 10:30am Come see what we are doing and how you can help.

CSS Bylaws and Policies:
Click here for the Bylaws
Click here for the Policies

Carquinez Strait Stitchers Quilt Guild is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization located in the SF Bay Area.
Founded in 1984.